Grenache Shiraz Mataro ‘Treadlie’

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Region: McLaren Vale

Vineyard: Olivers Seaview Road Vineyard.

Blend: Grenache 70%, Shiraz 20%, Mataro 10%

Alc: 14.5%

Nose: Medium to full intensity, blackberry morello cherry, thyme and wet earth.

Food Match: Slow cooked pork shoulder.

Winemaking : This was the first time we processed at Tim Geddes new Winery in McLaren Flat and we were a bit short on room at the winery. He had just had the power hooked up a couple of days before vintage started, so we ended up fermenting the Shiraz and Mataro in old French barriques with the heads taken out.  The Grenache came in a week later which went into an open fermenter and we pressed the whole lot together in the most glorious of basket presses we’ve ever used before.  9 months maturation in the old French barriques with the heads